Monday, January 27, 2014

Spotlight on... Katie Yelinek

This is the next installment in a series of blog posts to help you get acquainted with some of the people who work in the library.  Today we introduce you to one of our librarians, who you probably have seen before.

What is your name? Katie Yelinek

What is your title? Reference Librarian/Coordinator of Government Documents

What is a typical day like for you? Never dull!  Every day is different, depending on what I’m working on.  A lot of my time is spent prepping for and teaching library instruction classes.  I’m the librarian for the departments of Anthropology, English, EGGS, Political Science, and Psychology.  It’s always fun to work with students and to see what topics they’ve chosen to focus on.  I get to do that, too, when I’m working at the Research Center or when students ask to meet with me one-on-one in my office.  Another thing I do is to oversee the Government Documents collections in the library—there’s such a huge wealth of information put out by the government that it’s amazing to see where our tax dollars are going.  Finally, I recently started the Popular Reading Collection in the library.  I love picking books to add to that collection.
What else should people know about you?    It might be a clich√©, but I became a librarian because I have interests in a lot of different areas.  I enjoy working with my English students just as much as my EGGS students.  Being the Government Documents Librarian lets me work with topics from every government agency under the sun, which is rather neat.

How can people get in contact with you? email:  Phone:570-389-4228  Office: AL 241

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